Which Ruger 10/22 should I get?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by RedBengal, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. RedBengal

    RedBengal New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a bit new to shooting and thought I'd ask for some help here. I'd like to get a 10/22 for target shooting and to build out. They just look like a lot of fun. I know there are many versions of them. Any recommendations?

    The Takedown looks like fun, but I didn't know if they were harder to customize because aren't they built differently? Are there as many options for them? Or am I better off starting with a different model.

    I know the Takedown is hard to find, but I'm not in a hurry to get one. I can be patient.

    Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    IMO i'd say start with the mininum basic-
    More fun to start & go from there- Skys the limit :cool:
     

  3. mb315

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    I have a takedown and honestly couldn't be happier. I have a BSA Sweet 22 3-9x40 on it, and am going to put on an auto bolt release. I also have a butler creek 25 round magazine that i use and i love it. I don't know what all you plan on doing with yours, but I can tell you it is a very nice unit and I love the fact that it comes with a bag that I can store EVERYTHING in. Also it is very easy to clean the barrel (being that it is a separate piece) and the action pops right out to clean with just undoing a screw. Hope this helps.
     
  4. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    I don't own a ruger yet, but if I did and planned on modding it to the gills I would start with a base model wooden stick one, no sense buying a top of the line stocked one if your gonna change everything out anyways. Just my 02 cents
     
  5. X-Raycer

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    I agree with HOSS & cgersty.
    I have two, both base carbines.
    One that I "fixed" the way I wanted.
    It hits 5 shots in 1/4" all day, everyday.
    The other for beating branches.

    If your intent is to Mod it, start with cheapest model you can find.
    Good luck finding ANY in today's market.
     
  6. dwmiller

    dwmiller Well-Known Member Supporter

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    6 diffrent 10/22's here. I have the takedown with a butler creek folding stock, threaded barrel, scope, trigger group, auto bolt release and more. Great gun, fits in a briefcase for stealth and shoots great.

    Get what you want, not what everyone else thinks you should have. Just my two cents worth.
     
  7. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have a stainless 10/22. I put a wilson combat buffer in it. I have a 4x fixed power Simmons scope on it. I never did anything to the trigger. A trigger upgrade would be useful if I was a target shooter. I shoot critters and steel with my 10/22. I have no problems popping a squirrel or a rabbit in the head with the stock trigger.
     
  8. junkguy

    junkguy New Member

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    I had no interest in building and/or modifying a 10/22 so I got a Sports South exclusive model--it is all stainless with a full length black/grey Mannlicher laminated stock--this rifle is drop dead beautiful & shoots sub 1" groups @ 100 yards--has a BSA 3-9x40 scope on it with high mount rings to also use the open sights--I have exactly what I wanted in a 10/22
     
  9. RedBengal

    RedBengal New Member

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    How much can you mod a Takedown? I'm assuming you can't use standard 10/22 stocks and barrels because of it's unique build. Am I right?

    Thanks.
     
  10. TexasRog

    TexasRog New Member

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    DO NOT rule out a Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22. I bought one and love it. It's very light, comes with a 25rd mag and is accurate as you are. It has a threaded barrel and you can apply for a permit for silencer. Operates just like my AR and I have added a red laser, scope and flashlight. Comes with a flash suppressor, If ur buyin on the cheap...nothing wrong with that..mossberg sells a tactical rifle too. Colt sells one too.
     
  11. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Don't rule out the marlin model 60 either, lots of guys don't like them because they are tube fed instead of removable magazine, I have one with a 4x32 Bushnell rimfire scope on it, it is a tack driving workhorse, can't tell ya how many squirrels I have taken with it, and you can do the after market stocks, there isn't nearly as many goodies as there is for the rugers but there are some, i tore mine down and polished all the internals and the action is smooth as silk now.
     
  12. mb315

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    The action and barrel are two separate pieces, so you can not upgrade them as far as I know but I am not sure. The only downside to the takedown is there is not quite as many options for stocks out there. Like I mentioned before though, the ease of cleaning and storage for the gun is what made it worth it for me.
     
  13. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Ill take the marlin over the 10/22 any day of the week.
     
  14. mrt8110

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    I would abandon the 10 22 idea,and buy a Marlin 60.I have 2 Ruger 10-22's collecting dust and 4 Model 60's. Interested in making an offer...!:) Cliff
     
  15. Muliemaster

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    Exactly I have had 3 of the 10/22 an every one of them were jamming lil buggers, bad luck maby but I know a few othwers with the an same thing. My model 60's are anywhere from 40 to 5 yrs old an just damn durable good guns.
     
  16. dwmiller

    dwmiller Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can mod it quite a bit actually. The Butler creek folding stock fits easily with one cut across the forend so the barrel can be removed. I had a gunsmith cut down the barrel to 16.5" and thread it for a silencer or flash hider. He moved the front sight base back behind the threads so I still have my iron sights. Quite a few other stocks could probably be made to work. I did the mod so I could fit the scoped action back into the bag without removing the scope everytime.

    Check Youtube for videos on this mod and how to do it.

    All standard receiver upgrades work just the same on the takedown as the carbine.

    As far as the Marlin crowds input I just repeat my first suggestion "Buy what YOU want not what anyone else thinks you should have. ". That should not be taken as a slur on the Marlin 60, Its a fine rifle and I have one myself. Its just not a 10/22. These little diffrences of opinion are what makes life interesting. Just my two cents worth....
     
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  17. mrt8110

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    Muliemaster I like your style!
     
  18. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Well by god boy howdy I feel buying u a beer an a damn shot
     
  19. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    gotta use the barrel but lot of people are modding stocks to work.
     
  20. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    If you're set on the 10/22 get the bare bones stock model and mod away...

    Still not close to done with mine, sling, bi-pod, scope so far with a re-finish of the furniture on the 'to do' list...anybody's guess what I'll want to do to it next...

    If it were me however, I'd defenitely want a stable full of .22's of all shapes and sizes. All the aforementioned rifles are excellent choices and since we're slinging recommendations, why not add a Henry lever action to the wish list? ;)